After leaving Frederick, Maryland, Mary Jane drove on to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. There was a lot of activity for a Thursday, and we learned they were celebrating the 150th Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's surrender in the Civil War.
We parked the car and visited an old church [Christ Lutheran Church founded in 1835] that doubled as a Civil War hospital. We browsed in a couple of shops, and I purchased a necklace with a teapot charm.
We only had time to see a few historic sites in Gettysburg. Aren't the two statues below lifelike?
We left Gettysburg and traveled to Mechanicsburg, PA where we had 6:00 p.m. reservations for a sell-out Downton Abbey tea at Sweet Remembrances tea room.
~ Our table ~
~ Fresh Flowers ~
Angelica is the proprietor's niece, and was one of the servers. Since it was evening I drank herbals throughout the tea.
We were served effervescent strawberry shrub when we first arrived, and it was delicious.
~ Pear and Walnut Salad with Parmesan Balsamic Dressing ~
Savories: [beginning at 12:00 o'clock position] Lemon Herbed Egg Salad with Asparagus; Savory Olive Cheese Triangles on Whole Wheat Bread; Cucumber Sandwich; Poppyseed Apple Chicken Salad in Pastry Boats; Ham and Cheese Muffins; Carrot Sandwich Rounds on Whole Wheat.
Traditional English Cream Scone; Orange Glazed Poppyseed Tea Bread; Mascarpone filled Strawberry; and Kiwi and Orange Slices.
~ Lavender Butter Cookie; Lemon Coconut Cake; and Sticky Toffee Pudding ~
Following the tea, Janet Young [pictured below] presented a program, 'Entertaining the Downton Abbey Way.'
Mary Jane drove us back to our hotel in Washington, D.C. By the end of the day she had driven over 350 miles. Thanks, Mary Jane! You're the BEST!
End of day #3 of Washington, D.C. trip.